In addition to applying for scholarships, every student should submit:
1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal student aid
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2. Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) to determine eligibility for state aid and Bright Futures
Oviedo High School Scholarship List, last updated 12/6/2023
For additional scholarship opportunities, visit the SCPS Scholarship page at
Key: Orange lines indicate Central Florida scholarships,
Blue lines indicate Oviedo/Seminole County scholarships,
Yellow lines indicate Florida scholarships
Recently AddedSponsor NameDeadlineCan be used at Vocational/trade school EligibilityValueContact/Email/Link
Bring Back the TradesMonthlyYesSenior, planning on enrolling in a vocational/trade school. Essay$1,000 (one winner chosen each month during the school year)
BigFuture Scholarships (Formerly College Board Scholarships)Monthly from January of sophomore year to February of senior yearEarn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. Every month, BigFuture selects two $40,000 winners and hundreds of $500 winners who complete one or more steps.$500-$40,000
Nitro Scholarship SweepstakesDue the last day of each month until December 31, 2023The Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) eligibility requirements at the time of entry. Winners chosen monthly.$1000 - $2000*1mhwq6*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt4iA-M3F_wIVPMfjBx21dwSHEAEYASAAEgILzvD_BwE
Science Ambassador ScholarshipDecember 13, 2023Women interested in a STEM career, must make a 3 minute videoFull tuition
Ben Carson Scholarship FundNominations due December 15, 2023, Student Application due January 12, 2024YesGrades 9-11. One nominee per school. Merit based. To be considered, submit an academic resume along with one of the two high school essay questions from$1,000See Mrs. Craft; general information at
Equitable ExcellenceDecember 18, 2023Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year, demonstrate financial need, and be willing to provide a release to publicize their identities and informaiton about their achievements along with photographs for use in program promotion/information.100 renewable awards of $4,000 each and up to 100 one-time awards of $2500 will be granted.
OCIA "I Have A Dream" AwardDecember 18, 2023Oviedo Citizens in Action is seeking to honor people who are carrying out Dr. King's words, people who have embraced King's dream. Eligible candidates have organized activities that help others, participated or organized activities that promote understanding and acceptance, and/or are helping better the Oviedo community in ways that fall under Dr. King's definition of service. No effort is too small for consideration.$100Dream Ap 2024.docx
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Scholarship ContestDecember 22, 2023Candidates must be high school seniors with a 2.5 or higher gpa. Candidates create a speech applying one of Dr. King's quotes to a challenge our country is currently facing. A copy of the speech and completed application are due by December 22, 2023. Applicants must perform a memorized oral presentation at the 6 pm Friday, January 12, 2024 banquet. First, second, and third place winners will be selected. If one of these winners attend SSC, they will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. If the first, second, or third place winner does not attend SSC, this scholarship will be offered to the next contestant.Up to $3,000 if winner attends Seminole State College of FloridaMLK_SANFORD 2024 Oratorical Application (4).pdf
US Air Force ROTC High School ScholarshipLast day to initiate application is December 31, 2023Pays 100% college tuition and authorized fees plus a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Students must meet minimum academic requirements of an SAT compsite of 1240 or ACT compsite of 26 (superscores are not accepted) and have an unweighted cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher. you're under no service obligation by simply applying for an AFROTC scholarship, however if awarded a scholarship, you become obligated when you accept and sign an agreement with the USAF.variesHigh School Scholarship Types | Scholarships | U.S. Air Force ROTC
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Fall ScholarshipDecember 31, 2023YesMerit based, write short essay$1,000
Taco Bell Foundation, Live Mas ScholarshipJanuary 3, 2024YesSubmit a video that tells your story of your real, driving passion.$25,000
GE-Reagan Foundation
Scholarship Program
January 4, 2024NoHigh school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, and integrity, display strong academic performance, be US Citizens, and enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or univeristy in the US.
and citizenship.
$10,000 per year for 4 yearsGE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Diller TeenTikkun Olam AwardsJanuary 5, 2024Aged 13-19, self-identified as Jewish, serving in a leadership role on a project aimed at repairing the world, residents of the US15 $36,000 awards
Jackie Robinson Foundation ScholarshipJanuary 10, 2024NoEligible applicants are graduating, minority high school seniors, US Citizens, demonstrate acaemic excellence, leadership potential, community service, and present evidence of financial need. Students must plan to attend an accredited 4-year college/university and have not accrued more than 25% of credits needs to graduate from college.variesApply - Jackie Robinson Foundation
ARRL Foundation Scholarship
January 10, 2024 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program for eligible amateur radio operators pursuing higher education. The ARRL Foundation manages more than 100 scholarships.$500 - $25000
Elks Florida Foundation Scholarships, Hope ScholarshipJanuary 12, 2024YesSenior with an unweighted gpa from 2.3-3.59. Student's with gpa's above 3.59 cannot apply. Demonstrated leadership. Special consideration is given to those students who have shouldered extra responsibility such as working throughout their high school career to help provide support for siblings or family.$3,000-$20,000 per recipient
Florida PEO GL Chapter ScholarshipJanuary 15, 2024YesFemale resident of Florida with a cumulative unweighted gpa of 3.0 or greater who meets requirements of scholarship, character, leadership, and financial need.$3000/year renewable for a second year.PEO Scholarship 2023.pdf
National Horticulture FoundationJanuary 15,2024Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student planning to attend a community college, college, university or other post graduate program. The student must enroll full-time in a horticulture program or related field with the intent to graduate in that field. Applicant must maintain an above average grade point of 2.5. Award recipients are eligible to reapply for scholarship annually. unknown
National Horticulture Foundation James H. Davis Memorial
January 15, 2024Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior planning to attend a community college, college, university or other program in Florida. The student must enroll full-time in a horticulture program or related field with the intent to graduate in that field. A 2.0 (C) or above grade point average is required of the applicant. Scholarships are based on financial need. Award recipients are eligible to reapply for scholarship annually.unknown
Army ROTC ScholarshipsApplications submitted by January 15, 2024 to be reviewed January 22-26, 2024Get the full college experience, only with less debt, in exchange for a career serving in the Army as an Officer after graduation. ROTC scholarship can cover either tuition and fees, or room and board, and each comes with money for living ($420/month) and books ($1200/year). The scholarship can be applied to any of the more than 1,000 participating schools. Your achievements and grades determine if you'lll be awarded a scholarship, not your financial need.variesROTC Scholarships |
United States Jaycee
International (JCI) Senate Foundation
January 19, 2024Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.$1,000
Florida Retired Educators FoundationJanuary 20, 2024Florida high school senior planning to pursue a career in education; Minimum credentials: unweighted gpa of a 3.0 and SAT 1000 or ACT 22. Student application due January 20, supporting documents due January 31.$1,000 per year for 4 years
DAR ScholarshipsJanuary 31, 2024Each year DAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science, and English. Applicants who are U.S. Citizens are
Florida Institute of Technology Full Tuition ScholarshipFebruary 1, 2024NoStudents who qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award are eligible to be considered for a Panther Distinguished Scholar Award, a combination of scholarships and grants that covers full tuition plus facilities and activities fees. The scholarship is availalbe to a limited number of incoming freshmen. To be considered, applicants must complete the FFAA (Florida FInancial Aid Application), qualify for FAS, apply and be admitted by February 1, 2024, complete the FAFSA by February 1, 2024, an dcomplete the Fla Tech Panther Distinguished Scholar application by February 1, 2024.Over $40,
Support Our ScholarsFebruary 1, 2024Young women with exceptional academic achievement from Central Florida high schools are mentored throughout their four years of college and beyond. Low income and first-generation students receive a trained mentor, $10,000 over four years, complete dorm room provisions, a laptop computer, a support team of professional women for contacts and internships, and a sisterhood of Scholars and graduates. $10,000 plus extras
Ohio State University Alumni Club of Central FloridaFebruary 1, 2024NoThe Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida awards competitive merit-based scholarships based on academic merit and school and community involvement. Eligible students are from Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties in Central Florida. Students must apply to Ohio State to get their "lastname.#" needed to enter the ScholarshipUniverse portal. Acceptance to OSU is not required to apply for scholarships, applicants do not need to be children of alumni, and there is no legacy scholarship for children of alumni. Preference is given to students who apply to OSU by November 1.Information for Students and Counselors.doc
Physicians Society of Central Florida - Dr. Zabunnissa Vyas ScholarshipFebruary 2, 2024Seminole County senior with a 3.5 gpa or better and who has expressed a desire and commitment to pusue a career in the medical field in Florida. Preference given to applicants who have been financially challenged.3 - $1,000 scholarships are available
Physicians Society of Central Florida - Dr. Willie Newman ScholarshipFebruary 2, 2024Commitment to pursue career as a physician, is in the top 25% of their graduating class, good character. Special considerations given to students who have managed unusual responsibilities and/or overcome significant obstacles.$1,000
Physicians Society of Central Florida - Dr. Luis Perez ScholarshipFebruary 2, 2024Seminole County Senior with a 3.5 gpa or better and who have done well in 3 science classes. Awarded based on merit and need.$1,000
Elks Legacy AwardsFebruary 5, 2024The Legacy Awards program provides $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. Awards will be announced in late April 2024. $4,
Lions Club District 35-0 Youth ExchangeScholarshipFebruary 9, 2024YesUse for educational travel, including youth exchange programs, or further education plans, financial need. In 2023, 9 scholarships were awarded from 110 applicants.$1,000YESTF APPLICATION FORM 2024.pdf
Lions Club, Oviedo-Winter Springs Lions Club Dennis Dulniak Book
February 16, 2024YesThe Oviedo-Winter Springs Lions Club will award a $1000 Dennis Dulniak 2024 Book Scholarship to a deserving graduate from each High School (Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Hagerty). The awards will be paid to the recipients to help cover the cost of books. Applicants are asked to write an essay that addresses the following: financial need, a personal or family adversity that was overcome, extracurriculars, volunteer service and/or employment, and their future career objectives and goals. Two finalists from each school will be invited to an interview.$1,000Lions Book Scholarship Application 2024.docx
Florida State University Service Scholar ProgramFebruary 23, 2024NoFSU's Service Scholars program recognizes graduating seniors with an outstanding record of community service and leadership who want to continue that commitment at FSU. Some benefits include a scholarship valued at $4,500 per year for up to four years, engagement with a diverse group of individuals and community issues, academic service learning and co-curricular engagement with community partners, development of collaborative working relationships and effective leadership practices, direct support by a team of faculty and staff mentors. Application due February 23 and recommendations due by March 1.$4500/year for up to 4 yearsService Scholar Application
Army ROTC ScholarshipsMarch 4, 2024 is the deadline to start the application for the 2024-2025 school yearGet the full college experience, only with less debt, in exchange for a career serving in the Army as an Officer after graduation. ROTC scholarship can cover either tuition and fees, or room and board, and each comes with money for living ($420/month) and books ($1200/year). The scholarship can be applied to any of the more than 1,000 participating schools. Your achievements and grades determine if you'lll be awarded a scholarship, not your financial need.variesROTC Scholarships |
Navy ROTC College ScholarshipMarch 4, 2024The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is a scholarship program that provides full tuition, stipends, summer training cruises, and more so you can enjoy a traditional college experience while preparing to service as a Naval Officer. There are different types of scholarships available and three career tracks (Navy, Nurse, and Marine Corps). Check out the NROTC's site for a full list of requirements for program entrance, SAT/ACT eligibility, specifics on academic/physical/medical, military commitment and more.variesNaval Reserve Officer Training (NROTC) |
Women in Science ScholarshipMarch 6, 2024NoFemale senior who has demonstrated proficiency in academics (min GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale), majoring in science, demonstrated interest in extracurricular activities. $1,000Completed Application due to Mrs. Craft in OHS Guidance by 1:30 p.m. March 6, 2024
Horatio Alger National Scholarships for High School JuniorsMarch 15, 2024College bound high school junior with $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) who displays integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
GPA 2.0, US Citizen
Mike Sine Overcoming Obstacles Memorial ScholarshipMarch 22, 2024The Overcoming Obstacles Scholarship is open to any current Oviedo High School senior. The scholarship will go to a student who best describes a significant event or challenge they have faced, explains how they overcame that challenge, the impact it had on them, and how they have or will use what they learned throughout the process to help others.$1,500.00Mike Sine Scholarship.pdf
KBF Design Gallery Interior Design Scholarship AwardMarch 29, 2024Senior who will major in interior design, architecture or a related field. Must have taken at least one interior design class at Oviedo HS or Lake Brantley HS, 3.25 GPA.$1,5002024 Scholarship Application Information and Cover Sheet - KBF Design Gallery.pdf
Dylan Astacio Memorial Scholarship for Seminole State CollegeApril 1, 2024This scholarship is funded by Long Live Dylan, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by family members to honor the life of Dylan Astacio, a 2021 Oviedo High School Graduate. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Oviedo High School senior who will attend Seminole State College in the Fall of 2024.$1,500 ($750 per semester)LLD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf
Application opens April 1Shawn Carter FoundationApril 30, 2024YesThe Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.varies
IVLS College ScholarshipApril 30, 2024YesScholarship for a US citizen who will attend a two or four year college in the fall. Selection is merit based (minimum gpa is a 2.5) and determined by the creativity of a 300-500 word essay.$1,000
B. Davis ScholarshipMay 21, 2024Available to high school juniors and seniors who visit the website.$1,000
Coca Cola Scholarsopens August 1, closes October 2, 2023YesThis is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Open to students who are in their final year of high school, have a 3.0/B average, and who will pursue a degree at a post-secondary institution immediately following high school.varies
AES Engineering ScholarshipOctober 8, 2023Scholarship awarded on the basis of character, not gpa. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? High School seniors may apply.$500
Wendy's High School Heisman3 pm on October 17, 2023The program celebrates and rewards outstanding male and female scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories happen no only on the field, but also in their schools and communities. Eligible students have a minimum 3.0 cumulative weighted gpa, participate(d) in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the recognized sports, and be a leader in school and in the community.varies
University of Florida Honors Program Stamps Scholarship and the John V. Lombardi ScholarshipTo be considered for nomination by Oviedo High School, materials due October 18, 2023 by 1:30 p.m.The Honors Program is looking for creative, forward-thinking individuals with an interest in global issues and a willingness to learn and study outside of their comfort zone. Stamps and Lombardi Scholars prepare to make a positive difference in their academic and professional communities by interacting with students and faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines throughout their undergraduate careers. To be eligible for these programs, students must be nominated by their high school. High schools may nominate up to two students to be reviewed for these prestigious scholarships. Senior resume and essay to one of two application essay prompts, turned into school guidance counselor on or before October 18, 2023 by 1:30 pm. Application FAQ, instructions, and questions.$2,700 each semester for 8 semesters, plus fully funded summer enrichment experiences
Oviedo Woman's Club - Great Day In The Country Student Art
Fest Scholarships
October 20, 2023YesSeeking applications from graduating high school seniors who intend to continue their education.varies
Omega Psi Phi Omega Beta Beta Chapter High School Essay ContestOctober 20, 2023Open to college bound high school senoirs who submit an essay between 700 and 750 words in length. 2023 Topic: "With politics gaining the bulk of discussion, what can the younger generation do to ensure that elected leaders understand the impact of gaining their vote?"
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of DemocracyOctober 31, 2023YesOpen to all high schoolers, record an audio essay. The 2023 theme is "Why is the Veteran Important?" Submit to local VFW chapter in Winter Springs: or Chuluota:$30,000
University of Miami George W Jenkins ScholarshipNovember 1, 2023NoHS senior from Florida who has overcome significant adversity, School Counselor Nomination required.$200,000
North Carolina State University Park ScholarshipNovember 1, 2023No40 four-year scholarships (covering tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, travel, computer stipend, and personal expenses as well as grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences) are awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. 25% of the scholarships are designated for out of state residents. Recipients also participate in the Park Enrichment Academy leadership development program, retreats, learning labs, and mentoring by other Park Scholars.$221,000
University of Virginia Jefferson ScholarshipNovember 1, 2023NoOviedo HS can nominate one Oviedo High School senior. Any student wishing to be considered for the school's nomination should send the following via email to by November 1, 2023: Student resume of academic and extracurricular activities and honors as well as a one-page max personal statement about why you should be the school's nominee for this scholarship. UVA awards the Jefferson Scholarship to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and engaged citizenship. Recipients receive the entire cost of attendance at UVA and many supplemental enrichment experiences.$345,000
University of Texas at Dallas Eugene McDermott Scholars Program November 1, 2023NoStrong academics and leadership, no test scores needed from ACT/SATFull ride, including study abroad
Elks Most Valuable Student ScholarshipNovember 13, 2023500 four-year scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are US citizens and are based on academics, leadership, and financial need. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks. Male and female applicants compete separately. In addition, the Winter Park Elks Lodge awards five $2,000 one year scholarships to area students. Students are selected from the list of applicants who were not selected for an Elks National Foundation award. Be sure to choose Winter Park Lodge #1830 as their sponsoring Lodge.$1,000 to $12,500 per
Arthur Pappy Kennedy ScholarshipWas October 30, extended to November 15, 2023The scholarship is designed to assist BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) high school seniors in grade 12 who are motivated and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2024. For scholarship eligibility, students must complete the application and meet the following requirements: participation in school leadership activities and/or extra-curricular programs and strong volunteer/charitable service record, overall GPA of 2.5 or better, two letters of recommendation from your high school counselors, teachers, church leader, or mentor, and a 500–750 word typed essay. Link to recent news story about this scholarship.$2,000
US Space Force ROTC High School ScholarshipNovember 30, 2023Pays 100% college tuition and authorized fees plus a monthly living expense stipend and an annual book stipend at any public or private institution with an Air Force ROTC detachment. Students must meet minimum academic requirements of an SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26 (superscores are not accepted) and have an unweighted cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher. you're under no service obligation by simply applying for an AFROTC scholarship, however if awarded a scholarship, you become obligated when you accept and sign an agreement with the USAF.varies
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Exchange Program (CBYX)December 1, 2023Senior. Min GPA 2.5. Able to serve as ambassador to US. Study of German is advantageous but not required. Must be nominated by school to apply. Full year program runs from July to June. 13th year abroad in Germany learning and gaining work experience.unknown
Ron Brown Scholars ProgramDecember 1, 2023RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year scholarships to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

Recipients may use the renewable scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. Ron Brown scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.
$40,000 ($10,000 per year)
The Hagan ScholarshipDecember 1, 2023A nationwide need-based merit scholarship providing recipients with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free. To be eligible, students must be U.S. Citizens, attend a traditional public high school governed by a school district, have a 3.5 cumulative gpa, enroll at an eligible four-year college or university following graduation, graduate from college in four years, work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 fall semester in college, applicants adjusted gross household income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not exceed $85,000, provide a copy of the FAFSA SAR showing their EFC (or the equivalent documents from the revised FAFSA), apply for Federal and State grants, and not have a felony conviction.$7500 each semester for eight consecutive